Benefits Of Fire Blankets in Adelaide

Author: George Dimitriadis

There are various methods to attack a fire. Some can be as simple as a water hose, while other methods utilise a fire extinguisher or sprinkler system. One particular method for fighting relatively small fires is a fire blanket. With a fire blanket Adelaide residents can quickly extinguish small fires before they have a chance to get out of control. A fire blanket is much more than a piece of cloth. Fire resistant materials are used to construct a fire blanket, and the size is determined based on the ease of handling, safest distance, and the amount of materials needed to remove oxygen f read full post


Benefits of Fire Hydrant Systems

Author: George Dimitriadis

For fire authorities to properly respond to a fire emergency, having access to the proper fire extinguishing equipment is essential. When a fire brigade responds to an emergency often there is a need for access to fire hydrant systems. The fire hydrant systems are access points that allow fire authorities to connect hoses and quickly disperse large amounts of water to extinguish flames. Australian Standards require certain types of buildings to have access to a fire hydrant within a certain distance. In order to have a working fire hydrant system there are sev read full post


How To Design And Measure Effective Fire Fighting Training

Author: George Dimitriadis

Even with the best equipment available, untrained personnel may not be able to properly fight a fire. This can result in the fire spreading uncontrollably, with more property damage and potential injuries or fatalities. Fire fighting training should be conducted routinely as part of any facilities maintenance or operations process. This will maximize safety and allow much faster response from personnel in the event of a fire emergency.A trained employee can respond much faster to a fire emergency, and can make sure to properly use the equipment to extinguish the fire while staying safe.  read full post


Fire And Evacuation Drills In Australia

Author: George Dimitriadis

The fire and evacuation drills in Australian businesses, institutions and other facilities should utilize are specifically designed to save lives and reduce property damage. A workplace that does not routinely conduct fire drills increases the risk of serious damage, injuries and possible deaths. Some of the key important parts of fire drills Australian locations can utilize include: Repetition reinforces the procedures – with ongoing simulations and drills all employees and occupants will know what to do in the event of a fire emergency. This will reduce the likelihood  read full post


Fire risk assessment at your workplace in adelaide

Author: George Dimitriadis

Did you know that there are different types of fires? Do you know what areas of your facility or home have the highest risk of fire? A fire risk assessment can be extremely valuable to determine not only the areas of your location that could start a fire emergency, but also it will help you to identify the types of fires that could occur and what types of extinguishers would be best suited to attack those fires. A fire risk assessment will include the following steps: Determine Potential Hazards – every location has certain items that are flammable. Some locations may have a read full post


Fire Extinguisher Service and maintenance Adelaide

Author: George Dimitriadis

Many tragedies begin with what seems to be the most innocent of oversights. In the case of fire related tragedies, many were caused by oversights or simply not sticking to a fire emergency plan. An apartment building may have had proper fire extinguishers installed initially. But over time building renovations and construction occurred that rendered the fire extinguishers inaccessible or inoperable. A fire can then wreak havoc throughout this residential complex and jeopardize many lives. A facility maintenance manager was charged with fire extinguisher service and maintenance, read full post


Fire extinguisher inspection adelaide

Author: George Dimitriadis

Fire extinguisher inspection is a periodical inspection of extinguishers which determines whether equipments are properly placed for fire emergencies. Inspection also gives assurance that extinguisher is charged and ready to use whenever needed. A frequent inspection is always suggested to businesses which makes sure their facility is fire safe and ready to beat all types of fire. Consider these important points for inspecting fire extinguishers: Save lives – an operating fire extinguisher is proven to save lives in a fire emergency. A fire extinguisher that has been ignor read full post


Why do you need a fire evacuation plan for your business?

Author: George Dimitriadis

Every type of business can have some degree of fire risk. An office that has a cafeteria area may have cooking appliances or stoves that can catch fire. A building may have an electrical closet that could be overloaded and an electrical fire could spark. Any small warehouse may have cleaning chemicals where the fumes could ignite. Storage areas could be too close to heating systems or other equipment that could cause boxes to catch fire. With fire risks everywhere, your business needs to have a plan in place that includes a fire evacuation plan. Before it is too late, review the followin read full post


Fire Evacuation Plan & procedures you need to know

Author: George Dimitriadis

Emergencies can happen at any time. With many people spending the majority of time at work, it is critical that employers plan for emergencies and communicate the plans to their employees. Preparation is essential to cover as many potential emergencies as possible. Emergencies can include everything from a power outage to a flood, terror attack, explosion or fires. If a fire emergency occurs and there is no plan that has been communicated, employees can easily panic, resulting in injuries and even fatalities. To keep your business and your employees safe every company should have fi read full post


How to Plan for Workplace Fire Evacuation and Emergencies

Author: George Dimitriadis

Most adults will spend the majority of their time at their workplace. Keeping the workplace safe should be a priority for everyone employed as well as the owners and managers. Any workplace emergency can be potentially deadly. Fires can be particularly devastating for employees as well as the employers. A workplace fire safety plan should be in place at every business location to make sure any risk is minimized as much as possible. A key part of the fire safety plan should be the work place fire evacuation procedures. With the proper workplace fire evacuation procedures in place, yo read full post